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I could only find non-answered posts to my problem so I'm posting it again.
When I try to share a link of a folder with jpeg images, my recipient get the following message: "Sorry, this link is no longer active."
When I sign out of my account, I sometimes get this message as well.
I couldn't find any behavior I can reproduce, as far as I can tell it is totally random.
I'm on a Mac Pro running OS X Mavericks.
I faced similar problems too. Last week there was a creative cloud update that generated a new Creative Cloud Folder as well as Creative Cloud (Unknown) Folder. Check on your drive to see if the Creative Cloud (Unknown) Folder was created. In my case is where I found my linked images to my IND & PDF files in the Creative Cloud Folder. The only way I rectified the MAJOR problem that infernal update did was to manually reset all IND links and re-create PDFs from the "new" Creative Cloud Folder. The reason (?): is that with the Creative Cloud (Unknown) Folder changed the directory path to your assets (images) for your files that you share with your recipients. Regardless if your file is in the Creative Cloud Folder--your links are to the Creative Cloud (Unknown) Folder. You have to reset them is the only solution I found to the dilemma. Hope this makes sense?
Thanks for the replay Maddyu.
Well, it happened to me too but I didn't ascribe to a Creative Cloud update.
Still, I don't think that this is the cause for my problem because the folder I'm talking about was uploaded to the new CC folder.
I haven't mentioned it before, but my folder contains more folders.
The first link usually works but when I try to click a folder and see the images inside, it doesn't always work and the problem is not consistent.
My recipient is getting this error too, but the link works fine for me (using multiple browsers, etc). However, they're behind a work firewall, and we're thinking that's the cause of the problem. Is your recipient behind any kind of firewall?
Yesterday I got a call from another client that the link is not working for him. That same client managed to download photos using that same link, so I don't think that if he's behind a firewall or not matters.
I'm behind a firewall, but the problem (and that is my main concern) is not consistent. Sometimes I can get to my photos, sometimes I can't (when I'm logged out of my CC account).
If the problem was consistent, I might have tried to find a solution. For now my solution is to use Dropbox, and that is a shame, because if Adobe's service worked flawlessly, it could've been superior.
Dropbox works flawlessly, weather it's behind a firewall or not. There's no reason a company like Adobe won't be able to produce a similar service.
I'm having the same issue. None of our links that we create are working anymore which stinks a lot! We use Adobe Extract in our workflow pretty heavily!
Sounds like this is happening site-wide?
I sure would love to see any response from Adobe.
Sounds like they're aware of it. Been tweeting with someone on their support twitter:
Also noticed that much like Maddyu's comments above, it has something to do with linked assets, since the only files I'm having issues with are PSD's that contain linked smart objects. Only... the link location seems to be correct on my files.
Them looking into it is a good step in the right direction.
However, unlike you, I'm having this issue with simple jpegs as well.
We have pushed a fix live and verified it for many customers. If you are still experiencing a problem please reply.
Ken, I read your other post, but it's not the same problem as I have. In my case, the problem occurs only on the second level of folders and on.
I've no problem accessing my CC account or files when I'm in my account. It only happens when I'm signed out of it, or, it happens to my customers which don't have an account.
I had the duplicate folders problem and as I mentioned above I resolved it myself.
I just checked two of my old links, and it seems your fix did not do the trick for me.
Thanks Ken. I gave the links a try today and they all worked.
As I see it there are two options. First, the problem was never consistent, so this could be one of the times when it does work.
On the other hand, it could be that the deployment of the fix took time and it finally got to my account.
I think I'll give these links a few more tries in the next few days to see how they work.
If they won't work properly, I'll contact you as you advised.
As a general remark and partly off topic, I'd like to note that the service feels somewhat sluggish which don't add to the feeling of being able to rely on it.
If all is well then I'll post again here.
I am no longer having this issue, thanks for the fix guys!
It's been a couple of months since the last time I used the cloud to share files, because of the "no longer active link" problem. My clients couldn't see the files, so I decided to use Hightail, Dropbox and Wetransfer. I even no longer synchronize the files in my computer, is a waste of time. This morning I gave it a try, a client wanted to see the preview of one video I made. I didn't want to upload it to Vimeo or YouTube yet, so I uploaded via web to the cloud. And guess what? Still they get the message "no longer active link". I can believe after all this time you can't figure out how to make it work.
I remember a couple of weeks after I subscribed to creative cloud, I turned on the computer in the morning just to find my cloud files empty, all gone with all my work. I had one of the worst days in my career, had to start over many projects and had to delay deadlines. Eventually my files came back but without folders, hundreds of files mixed in the root folder.
From that day I only used it for sharing files, until even that wasn't possible, the day you can run it like Dropbox (I never had a single problem there) it will be great. Until that day come I'll stay away from it.
I always get this problem, and I've emailed customer service and they always insist it is user error/firewall issue, which is very frustrating. It seems pretty clear that it's a problem on the adobe end. I noticed it after an update. I too had the "unknown" folder, but was able to fix that issue - after nearly having a heart attack thinking I lost everything. One thing that works sometimes, is generating a link, and then testing the link before sending it to someone. Keep generating links until it generates one that works, and then it is usually pretty stable.
For me it has been working well since sometime after the last update. I used CC to send large files for printing of a calendar I've recently finished. No complaints from the printing house this time. They just downloaded it without a problem.
In my opinion, CC is not very stable, not yet in any case, but I suspect that, in my case, it could also be that my clients are unwilling to try a service they don't know, especially one that looks and behaves a bit differently that what they're used to.
OK, I'm beginning to loose faith here...
A link I sent today no longer works (as in my title).
When I tried to access the link I got a message there's a problem and that I need to delete it.
So I did, and when I tried to create it once again I found out the 'Create public link' button no longer works.
Adobe, I guess you'll be finding me in the Dropbox zone for now.
I might give CC file sharing a go in, say, six months or so...
For me the folder link now is working again but the download won't work. If you hit at Download and chose a format you will be redirected to that URL:
with nor result. White screen, no file.
I never thought, that this company is not able to solve such problems. I used the cloud as a serious part, better than other file sharer. I'm wrong.
@detlefk - Please share the folder link with me in a forum Private Message. We will investigate.
Hi Ken G. Rice, nice to know you've given up on me without even trying to set things straight.
The link I couldn't reactivate seems to be working fine now, but this, for me, is not good enough.
I need a service I can rely on when I send or collaborate files.
A link that its availability is random is just not good enough.
I must say I thought like detlefk that Adobe is a company that would handle such a service much better.
I can define my CC experience in a single word - disappointment.
@egeller7 - No one has given up on you. We understand that from your perspective Send Link was not working, but both times it was a different error that we quickly fixed.
The issue detlefk is experiencing is different. detlefk posted the link of a page you normally do not see in a browser since usually the file just downloads (but one can customize how their browser handles file downloads). We can see the metadata for both the file and the folder it is in, but neither the folder or the file are shared according to our metadata. detlefk has not yet responded to us with this link so currently the investigation is paused.